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Best of Poland 2021

11 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Welcome to Warsaw
Connect with Warsaw's steadfast spirit - a city rebuilt from the ashes of World War II. After checking in this afternoon, relax and unwind or take a stroll through the city. This evening meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel. (Welcome Reception)

Day 2 Discover Historic Warsaw
This morning, embark on an in-depth guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the iconic and unexpected highlights of what has been the capital of Poland since the late 16th century. Gain a deeper understanding of how the city was rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War. In your free time, you may consider an Optional Experience to Wilanów Palace. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Onwards to Coastal Gdansk
Journey to Gdansk, the amber capital of the world and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, exploring the major attractions of this Baltic centre. Then, Dive Into Culture during a visit to the European Solidarity Centre which reveals the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Gdansk Your Way
Enjoy a full free day to explore Gdansk on your terms. Admire the architecture in the historic Long Market and wander down Long Lane to Golden Gate, or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Teutonic Order of Knights in 1274. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Journey to Torun and Cultural Wroclaw
Stop in the medieval town of Torun this morning, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. You'll join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal the city's Leaning Tower, the house of famed astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and Torun Castle, among other key attractions. Continue to Wroclaw, a former European 'Capital of Culture'. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Explore Wroclaw
This morning, join your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. Discover its complex history and see some of its most important sites, including Wroclaw Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square, a former medieval marketplace and today, a flower market. Dive Into Culture and visit the Baroque ceremonial hall of Aula Leopoldina at Wroclaw University. This afternoon, consider joining an Optional Experience to Ksiaz Castle and UNESCO-listed Swidnica Church of Peace. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Off to the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane
Your journey today takes you towards the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians, which stretch across Central Europe. Spend some free time enjoying the local town or consider taking an Optional Experience through lush countryside to explore the mountains and valleys for which this region is so famous. Break bread with a local Polish family at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane. You'll Connect With Locals and gain insights into their way of life in the Polish Highlands, while enjoying a home-cooked dinner featuring local specialities at this memorable Be My Guest experience. Warm up at your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Mercure Hotel Zakopane, nestled right next to the ski slope and bubbling geothermal pools. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor pool, heated by geothermal energy as is the entire hotel, while admiring the breath-taking mountain views. (Breakfast)

Day 8 Continue to Kraków
Travel to Kraków where you will enjoy views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during your tour with a Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner. (Breakfast)

Day 9 Kraków Your Way
Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, as well as dozens of sculptures. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights on your own. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square, visit a traditional milk bar or enjoy an evening of Polish folklore. (Breakfast)

Day 10 Venture to Auschwitz and Return to Warsaw
Our journey this morning takes us to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna Góra Monastery, we rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries to see the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. This evening, we arrive in Warsaw, where we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (Breakfast)

Day 11 Farewell Warsaw
Say farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director at the end of a wonderful holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
Get stuck into Polish comfort food and all the other highlights on this travel experience showcasing the Best of Poland. Explore Warsaw's proud history, the enduring beauty of Kraków and the Gdansk glowing amber trade, all while discovering the resilience of the Polish people.

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply
  • Handcrafted Highlights

 

Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw and Kraków with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Zakopane
  • Visit the Old Town in Warsaw, the European Solidarity Centre, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Torun, Aula Leopoldina in Wroclaw, the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church in Kraków, the former concentration camp of Auschwitz and Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa
  • View the Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall in Wroclaw, Wawel Royal Castle and the Cathedral in Kraków
Accommodations
Warsaw: Crowne Plaza
Gdansk: Radisson Hotel & Suites 
Wroclaw: Q Plus
Zakopane: Mercure Kasprowy
Krakow: Qubus
Notes
  • This trip is available as a Private Tour. Travel exclusively with friends and family in a small, private group of 12 or more guests. Please ask your Vacations to Travel Counselor for pricing.
  • * Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Day 1: Transfers from Warsaw Airport will operate at 10:30AM, 12:30PM and 3:30PM. Please ensure to arrive by the last transfer time for the included Welcome Reception.
  • * Day 11: Transfers to Warsaw Airport will arrive at 7:30AM and 10AM.
  • * Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.